A study in Yellow with a few notes of Passion
I clearly remember how difficult it was to draw 'J's and 'I's when I learned how to write, how the 'a's legs would curl and how my lines would - in a very annoying way - always go up... I remember learning how to write but I have no memory of learning how to read. No one taught me. I always knew how to put letters together and... well, read! Although there were lots of books at home whilst I grew up, my parents made no special encouragement regarding that matter. At least not more than to music or sports, in which I mostly suck. I became a compulsive reader by myself. There's no food, sleep or cold when I read. The world, really, doesn't matter anymore. It's me and my book. It's quite obsessive. With the years my love for the printed paper hasn't decreased but I've learned a book can't always replace food, sleep or a blanket... Not surprisingly, I'm addicted to cookbooks. And to cookbook editors like Marabout, my all time favourite. After my french parisian getaway, I've been cooking a lot from those books. I have madeleines and clafoutis to blog about for a long time. Let's get started with!
Curd Cheese Clafoutis with Cherry Tomatoes
Inspiration from Isabel Brancq-Lepage, Flans, fars et clafoutis, Marabout.
200 ml whipping cream
100 ml milk
100 g curd cheese, crumbled
50 g flour, sifted
1/4 cup chives, chopped
12 Cherry tomatoes
salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, whipping cream and crumbled curd cheese. Add in the sifted flour, mixing continuously. Pour in the milk, and whisk until combined. Mix in the chopped chives. Season with pepper and a pinch of salt (depending on how salty the curd cheese you're using is). Place the tomatoes evenly into a greased heatproof plate. Pour the bater, carefully not to disturb the tomatoes. Bake for 25 minutes or until cook through. Serve immediately, as a side dish or with a green salad.
Just a little housekeeping: I was tagged twice by sweet Gretchen and lovely Louise. Promise I'll do it this week, girls! :) Marye at Baking Delights featured my hidden chocolate tarts at her blog. Thanks Marye! She's looking for a new tag line for Baking Delights, and holding a great contest. Do check it out!